This tutorial explains how to do the special decrease stitches in Berwyn’s Jacket from the Berwyn’s Adventures Collection #07. The special effect is created by working a particular series of increase and decrease actions into two stitches over three rows. When you wrap the yarn twice around the needle on the first row, you need to work these wraps as separate stitches on the next row, and if you're not careful the second wrap comes away when you work the first one, so that is why it can be a bit tricky. I hope this tutorial helps.
Step 1: Work to the point in the pattern where it says M2. To work M2, first insert RH needle into 2 sts on LH needle and knit tog without removing them from LH needle.
Step 2: Wrap the yarn round RH needle twice.
Step 3: K2tog through the same two stitches, this time removing them from the LH needle
Step 4: On the next row, work to the point in the pattern where is says 'sl 4p'. To work this abbreviation, slip the 4 sts which you worked on the previous row without knitting them, by inserting the right hand needle purlwise into each stitch in turn, moving it onto the right hand needle as you do so.
This pictures shows several of the clusters after the second row, about to start the third row.
The cluster is not completed until the third row of the pattern where they are worked (k1, p1, k1 tbl, k1). The next few steps will show you how. Work up to the point where the pattern says (k1, p1, k1 tbl, k1) into patterned stitches.....
Step 5: Knit the first stitch of the cluster.
Step 7: Purl the next stitch of the cluster, noting that it is attached to the third stitch, and leave this one on the LH needle....
Step 7 (cont): ...As shown in this photo.
Step 8: Knit into the back of the third stitch of the cluster.
...Leaving you with just one stitch left from the cluster.
Step 9: Knit this stitch. Cluster is complete.
Your work should look something like this when you have purled the next row.
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